Discussion in 'theory, philosophy & history' started by chilango, Nov 5, 2017.
in chronological order, and by no means exhaustive:
The Daily Mirror in the early Thatcher years (i was very young)
2000 AD/ Crisis
NME in early to mid 80s
New Socialist magazine
Guardian around mid 80s
(what i read in the 90s was a variety of publications - things that floated my way - some already mentioned by others - but out of all that I started reading Chomsky around 91/92 and his books rocked my world at the time)
Lobster in more recent years
Chomsky is the best.
Snap. He was the biggest influence in my political development .
...a few others that I forgot to include:
Collective Action Notes
Love & Rage (which in hindsight kinda sucked)
Live Wild or Die!
...more recently I sorta liked Kittens and BAMN, but I'm a bit old and cynical to get enthused by them. Was in Housemans the other day browsing and didn't bother to pick up a single rag .
That was great. News and also snark!
I liked FINs and the later wave of local free newsheets such as The Loombreaker too.
Various feminist/lesbian newsletters
Square Peg (ok not very political, but very arty filth)
South London Press
Soviet weekly ...in colour way before the TODAY ...and it was free !!. ...late 70's and the Express
NME - early 80s.
Daily Telegraph (my dad read it)
Red Action/Fighting Talk
A number of different football fanzines.
All the above are now finished in paper format unfortunately.
Publications which got me thinking include...
New Internationalist (1980’s & 1990’s)
Daily Express on the bus to work at 16 because my dad read it.
Daily Mirror on the bus as I realised the Express was crap.
The Guardian on the bus as my politics changed, that was 45 years ago.
The Observer till my politics drifted rightward and I started reading the Sunday Times.
On and off, Socialist Worker, Private Eye, New Statesman.
Now back reading the Observer.
you're all over the place!
Just open to new ideas .
well, you won't get them from those papers....
My political thinking was a result of growing up in poverty, seeing my parents work long hours and struggling to feed us.
Not from any newspapers or magazines.
Likewise. Growing up in Liverpool in the 1980s was enough of an influence (still is).
Yer, I had a rough time growing up too.. but without the access to anarchist circles and literature... fuck ... I could have ended up a fash! It is the combination of being traumatised by poverty + anarchist literature/circles which made me radical.
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